New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984.

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Angell, Roger. New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984.

New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984.

New Yorker records consist of correspondence, interoffice memoranda, edited and corrected manuscripts and typescripts, drawings, statistical reports, lists of story and art ideas, photographs, and sound recordings and printed materials created during the foundation and day-to-day operations of the magazine from 1924-1984. This material documents the production of every issue of the magazine and provides insight on the careers of its staff and contributors. The files of founding Editor Harold Ross include memoranda and correspondence that document his meticulous attention to every aspect of the magazine's production. The collection includes only a few files from the office William Shawn, Ross' successor, but Shawn's influence is well evidenced by material included in other records series from his tenure. "Run and Killed" manuscripts files contain edited drafts of non-fiction articles. "Copy and Source" files contain typescripts of all items published from 1951-1981. Editorial Business files include letters to the editor, staff replies, and reprint and permissions requests. Log books, lists, and files of ideas for articles and art document how the magazine generated editorial content, and how writers chose their subjects. Administrative records include accounts of contributor payments and staff salaries, memoranda concerning writer and artist contracts, and legal files.

875.8 linear feet (2509 boxes).

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Ross, Lillian Bos, 1898-1959

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Ross was born in 1898; she wrote The stranger : a novel of the Big Sur (1942) and Blaze Allan (1944); she died in 1959. From the description of Papers, 1940-1945. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40298385 Biography Ross was born in 1898; she wrote The Stranger: a Novel of the Big Sur (1942) and Blaze Allan (1944); she died in 1959. From the guide to the Lillian Bos Ross Papers, 1940...

McKelway, St. Clair, 1905-1980

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Thurber, James, 1894-1961

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James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Considered one of the 20th century's more prominent humorists, he wrote nearly forty books of stories, essays, autobiography, and a Broadway play. Thurber passed away in 1961. From the description of James Thurber letters to Mrs. Robert Sterling, 1946-1950. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 181589252 Epithet: author and cartoonist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person ...

Maxwell, William, 1908-2000

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White, E.B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985

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American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...

Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943

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Woollcott, American critic, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and the inspiration for the character of Sheridan Whiteside in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. From the description of [Letters, 1929-1940] / Alexander Woollcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491398373 American drama critic, journalist, playwright, essayist, and actor. From the description of Alexander Woollcott collection, 1921-[194-]. (Boston Univers...

Wilson, Edmund

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Edmund Wilson was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic. From the description of Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122596904 From the guide to the Edmund Wilson collection of papers, 1922-1978, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) American author and critic. From the description of Typewritten letters signed...

Hamburger, Philip

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Author Philip Hamburger was born on July 2nd, 1914 in Wheeling, West Virginia. His family later moved to New York City, where Hamburger was educated in the public schools. He received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University (1935) and a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1938). In 1939 he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he worked for virtually his entire career. Hamburger left the magazine briefly from 1941-1943, when he s...

Irvin, Rea, 1881-1972

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Rea Irvin (1881-1972) was born in San Francisco, CA, where he studied for six months at the Hopkins Art Institute. He moved to New York, N.Y. at the age of 25 and soon began contributing his art regularly to Cosmopolitan magazine and the humorous weekly Life . He later became the first art editor of The New Yorker . Between the years 1925 and 1958, hundreds of Irvin's illustrations and cartoons were published in The New Yorker, and his art adorned the covers of 169 issues of the mag...

Moss, Howard, 1922-1987

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Howard Moss (1922-1987) was an American poet, dramatist, essayist, and editor. Among his awards for literary work were the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and the National Book Award. He was best known as the poetry editor of the New Yorker magazine, a post he held from 1948 until 1987. Other professional activities included his collaboration with the composer Ned Rorem. From the description of Papers, ca. 19...

Shawn, William ca. 20. Jh.

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William Shawn (1907-1992), editor. Edmund Wilson (1895-1972), literary critic and author. From the description of William Shawn letters relating to Edmund Wilson, 1960-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193218 ...

Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951

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Angell, Roger.

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Roger Angell's evocative essays span over forty years and are told from a fan's perspective. Angell showed an interest in publishing at an early age and became editor of his school newspaper. In 1942, he graduated from Harvard and went on to write and edit short stories and essays for the next decade. He joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1956 as a fiction editior. In 1962, The New Yorker invited Angell to attend spring training and write on baseball. Since that time, Angell has written two t...

Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971

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American poet. From the description of The Voluble Wheel Chair (for Eugène--March 31,1952) : Baltimore : autograph poem signed, written for Eugène Reynal, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612668 American writer. From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 16 March 1962, to Mr. Miller, 1962 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874504 American poet Ogden Nash was born in New York and raised along the east coast. Afte...

White, Katharine Sergeant Angell

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American editor of the New Yorker and wife of E. B. White. From the description of Notes on galleys : autograph notes related to The trumpet of the swan, undated [1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756222299 From the description of Time chart and style sheet : autograph notes related to The trumpet of the swan, undated [1968-1970]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756222271 ...

MacKenzie, Rachel

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Gibbs, Wolcott, 1902-1958

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Ingersoll, Ralph, 1900-1985

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